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Cleveland celebrates Parker Street improvements


The Cleveland City Council has cut the ribbon on improvements to Parker Street. Enhancements to the area are part of the overall redevelopment of the PIE Center and newly completed Lee University Ray Conn Sports Complex. The Parker Street project includes substantial improvements to the organization and traffic flow of traffic on Parker Street. Dedicated turning lanes were added to provide greater access to Ocoee Middle School drop-off and pick-up zones while minimizing through-traffic backup. Reduced travel times can be expected for those traveling between 20th and 25th Streets during peak traffic hours. The project brought together the city, Bradley County, and Lee University. Newly added sidewalks, along with lane redesign, allow for safer pedestrian access to the PIE Center, Ocoee Middle, and Lee University facilities. Other changes include the addition of on-street parking spaces, drainage and storm water improvements, new lighting, and added landscaping.